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She Wanted to Be Painted Wearing Some Truly Amazing Jewelry

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This month’s jewelry joke comes from Nelson Holdo of Asanti Fine Jewellers, who shares the story of a dying woman who has requested a final portrait be painted of her.

MRS. JOHNSON decided to have her own portrait painted by a well-known artist. She told the artist, “Paint me with 2-carat diamond stud earrings, a 5-carat diamond ring with baguettes … glimmering emerald and diamond bracelets, and a beautiful Burmese ruby pendant.”

“But ma’am, you are not wearing any of those things.”

“I know,” said Mrs. Johnson. “My health is not good and my husband is having an affair with his secretary. When I die I’m sure he will marry her, and I want her to go nuts looking for the jewelry.”

ABOUT THE JOKE-TELLER

Nelson Holdo is president and founder of Asanti Fine Jewellers in Pasadena, CA. He is a certified gemologist appraiser through the American Gem Society and an acclaimed expert on colored gems. His specialty at Asanti is working with “the big three” colored stones: emeralds, rubies and sapphires, of which Asanti has a world-class collection — of real stones, not the painted kind, he assures us.

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